Introduction to Digital Humanities: HUM 346 (TuTh, 1:30-2:50)
This class, taught by Jim Casey, will explore the public digital humanities. How can the humanities draw on data visualization, mapping and other digital tools? How can those kinds of tools help us to communicate complex ideas to public audiences? How might we engage questions of social justice by balancing the neat precision of digital tools with the messiness of our cultures, histories and identities? Final projects will pair collaborative teams with real-world datasets. Datasets may range in subject from social media during recent protests to debates about how to store, organize, and access our cultural heritages through archives and other public memory sites.